DOCUBASE  |  Open Documentary Lab

Docubase is a curated database of the people, projects, and technologies transforming documentary in the digital age.  docubase.mit.edu

 
 
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HIGHRISE, UNIVERSE WITHIN |  Kat Cizek


UNIVERSE WITHIN is a digital documentary that reveals the hidden digital lives of highrise residents around the world. From intimate whispers on Skype, to explosive political uses of WhatsApp in neighbourhoods under siege, this story takes us inside the hearts, minds and computers of vertical citizens around the world: from Guangzhou to Mumbai to New York and beyond.  (an MIT - NFB collaboration)  universewithin.nfb.ca

 
 
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VRDOODLER  |  Cindy Bishop

VRDoodler is a browser-based 3D drawing platform that can render in virtual reality and into 3D printable objects.  vrdoodler.com

 
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ROUNDWARE  |  Halsey Burgund

Roundware is an audio augmented reality platform for art, education, documentary and more. It allows for the creation of location-aware contributory installations that evolve over time. Participants use a mobile app to make and leave their own recordings in the real world and then listen to contributions from those who came before them as they wander and explore both landscape and audioscape simultaneously.  roundware.org

 
 

SCUBASCAPES  |  Nate Saucier

This Unity-built experience for Oculus looks at the impending disasters posed by climate change. The viewer may guide a scuba diver avatar through the Grand Canyon, which is now a beautiful lake. This is a contemplative, environmental work.

 
 
 

ANTIHERO  |  Nate Saucier

Antihero is a multi channel installation incorporating both a traditional, 2D video and a 360 video experienced in a Gear VR or Google Cardboard. It is an investigation of sports camera aesthetics and predominant editing styles for extreme sports videos. The 2D portion represents a traditional approach to GoPro editing while the 360 portion performs a reveal that shifts the viewer's perspective.